Medical Marijuana

Mychal Zito, 23, finishes rolling his medication into a joint before smoking it. (Photo by Shawn Raymundo) The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Thursday that it was denying patient petitions to add depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and migraines to the list of conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment. In compliance with […]

Christie Administration Has Been Responsive on Issue I was surprised and saddened to see the editorial Wednesday titled “Med marijuana: What’s the deal?” The Asbury Park Press’ editorial board is typically thorough and factually accurate, but in this instance it couldn’t be more off the mark. While this program appeared to get off to a […]

By Jamaal Mica Durine* First, I’d like to thank Alltreatment for allowing me this guest post. Their criticism has been a little lax lately regarding medical cannabis. Unafraid of the facts, I offered to balance out their coverage by sharing some of the not-so-glossy truths about marijuana. A blog that purports to share ‘drug news’ […]

Blessings to the Protesters, to get the point across to Obama, and the nation….these are patients and this is medicine….where is the protection under state law….if this was a large pharmacy of chemicals, the cops would be on the other side of the law, instead of here, being on the wrong side…..who do local cops […]

By Claire Harlin Despite unanimous Del Mar City Council opposition and the receipt of an unfavorable report, an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries and also the local regulation and taxation of them has been put on the Nov. 6 ballot. A similar initiative is in the works for Solana Beach as well. The initiative was […]

Despite evidence that medical marijuana can be beneficial to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the White House wants to make one thing clear: You can go fight multiple tours for this country in useless wars, but if the horrors of war mess with your head, you’re not allowed to smoke weed when you […]

In a disappointing setback, Arizona’s top public health official, Will Humble, is denying a request to increase the number of conditions medical marijuana may treat. He told the Arizona Republic that there is not enough scientific evidence to prove post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and migraines can be treated with marijuana. Question: Will you put […]

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Eric Mar said he introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people light up […]

Shortly after we reported that Arizona was weighing expanding the list of conditions for which medical marijuana is permitted, the state’s Department of Health Services has just decided not to add more ailments such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and migraines. Department Secretary Will Humble wrote in a blog post last […]

“Truth in Trials” Act attempts to correct unfair federal trials at a time of heightened prosecutions WASHINGTON — Late yesterday, U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-CA) and 18 co-sponsors introduced HR 6134, the “Truth in Trials” Act, bipartisan legislation to allow defendants in federal criminal prosecutions the ability to use medical marijuana evidence at trial, a […]

MILLERSBURG, Ore. — A controversial new business serving up medical marijuana has Millersburg residents upset that the business plans to open their new location in the small town. Justin Docken fears for his neighborhood. “The bus stops right out here in their parking lot,” said Docken. Two blocks from his house, there’s a building that’s the […]

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine residents will no longer be able to deduct medical marijuana expenses when calculating eligibility for food stamps. Last week that practice was stopped by order of federal officials. The U.S. Department of Agriculture told Maine, Oregon and New Mexico they must end the medical marijuana deduction. Mainers will still be able […]

Montel Williams Came Back From A Visit To Israel Hyped About Its Forward-Thinking Programs To Ease Pain Medical marijuana advocate Montel Williams was speaking recently in the basement of Washington, DC’s Israel Baptist Church to a group of 150 residents of the neighborhood. The mission of the popular former US talk show host and sufferer […]